Specimen Requirements

Title

MERCURY, BLOOD

Specimen Requirement

Draw blood in a DARK BLUE EDTA tube. Send 4.0 mL blood refrigerated in original tube.

ALTERNATE SPECIMEN/WHOLE BLOOD: DARK BLUE HEPARIN, LAVENDER EDTA

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp 5 days; Refrigerated 7 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

2-5 days -- Performed Tues, Thurs, Sat

Clinical Use

Monitor exposure to mercury

Test Code

SMERW